May 18, 1998 At its May 18, 1998 meeting, the Shaker Heights Board of Education heard the following: A presentation on proposed alterations to the front of Shaker Heights High School by James Neville of Christian & Klopper, the lead architect on the project; James McKnight, the landscape architect; and Jeff Homans of URS Greiner, which had been retained to review the plan and assess alternatives. The Board of Education approved the following: • A declaration of “urgent necessity” to expedite improvements to the front of Shaker Heights High School. Included in the improvements will be: • Accessibility for handicapped students, staff, and visitors, in compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act; • A Georgian-style portico to provide a pickup/dropoff spot and clearly identify the main entrance of the High School; and • A semicircular driveway, with parking spaces for disabled persons, visitors to the school, and staff, providing access to the front door. • Personnel items, including appointments, temporary employees, special assignments, and resignations. The following staff members’ retirements were accepted: Gloria Fried, special education/Middle School (23 years of service); Eleanor Johnson, accounting clerk/Middle School(19 years, 9 months of service); Karen Kucich, Latin/Middle School 30 years of service); and Stanley Slavec, journeyman/warehouse (14 years, 6 months of service). • Acceptance of a bid with United Paving for resurfacing the tennis courts at Onaway School. • Acceptance of a bid with R&R International for site improvements at Ludlow School. • A resolution establishing the tax rate for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1998. • A resolution providing for the issuance and sale of bond anticipation notes.
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